Friday - July 27, 2011
Hello from the anchor office at WSFA 12 News -
We're wrapping up the week with a couple of big stories - the national debt ceiling debate drags on without a deal between Republicans and Democrats. The Senate killed the House-passed plan less than two hours after it passed in the lower chamber. We'll share the latest coming up shortly.
Here at home, a bit of a controversy regarding the depiction of a black woman in the signage for a soul-food restaurant. People have been reacting to the picture on Facebook. But the owner says the picture is a very similar to her own likeness...down to a mole on her cheek. We'll let you decide what you think.
The defense in the state house corruption trial rested after calling only one witness. We'll take a look back at the implications of that strategy and what lies ahead before the jury gets the case next week.
The BassMaster's All-Star Tournament is moving into the second of three days of competition here on the Alabama River. It's an elimination tournament where the 8 big winners on the circuit so far this year are paired up. With the weigh-in today that number was cut to 4. After tomorrow, a single pair of anglers will battle it out on Sunday for the $100-thousand prize.
And, Rich Thomas talks about activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hope you have a great weekend....be safe!
See you tonight...and back again on Monday at 6!